Development of Exemplar Curricula


Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning & Work has been contracted by the Education and Training Foundation to continue working on Phase 1 of the Functional Skills Reform programme by developing new exemplar curricula.

Our work on the revised National Adult Literacy and Numeracy Standards and Functional Skills subject content has almost come to an end: final drafts of the Standards and Subject Content have been submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation has submitted to the Minister a short report with recommendations.

We are now working on the development of two distinct but linked exemplar curricula to support the teaching of revised Functional Skills maths and English at all levels (Entry 1 – Level 2). Pye Tait Consulting in partnership with Learning and Work will be leading on this activity on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.

Are you interested in joining us on this exciting next step? We are seeking expert subject writers to help with the development of exemplar curricula which are intended to provide a useful resource for new and existing practitioners to support their teaching of the revised Functional Skills qualifications, at all levels. The curricula will reflect a range of teaching approaches through example activities. The documents aim to be inclusive for all learners who may be studying in a wide range of contexts; and offer advice and guidance to support a range of neurodiverse learners.

If you would like to be involved in this activity as an expert subject writer, please visit our How To Get Involved page.

We are looking to recruit up to 10 expert subject writers for each subject. There is a fee payable on the outcomes of exemplar developed before March 2017.

We will also be holding a closed consultation for people to review a draft of each exemplar curriculum as it is developed. This will take place from mid-January 2017. To register your interest in reviewing the content, please visit our Contact Us page.